Vietnamese Legislator: "Moral and Mental Erosion" in Online Games

August 19, 2009 -

Vietnamese legislators openly criticized a government minister for failing to act to regulate online games, reports the Thanh Nien News.

Minister of Information and Communications Le Doan Hop (left) addressed the National Assembly last week to discuss plans to manage online gaming. However, representative Nguyen Ngoc Dao claimed that online games caused "moral and mental erosion" and argued that Hop's strategy was insufficient.

Hop told legislators that online games could not be banned and began to speak of their advantages and disadvantages. Those comments were cut short by another representative, Nguyen Van Thuan, who wanted to hear more about enforcement of regulations directed at online games:

The representatives were not asking about the pros and cons of online games but they wanted to know if the ministry was responsible for the current situation.

Management is supposed to include the issuing of regulations and the enforcement of them but the minister hasn’t talked about enforcement.


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I just learned today that a child was suspended for taking insulin at school.  Said child was also called a drug addict....how long before I'm also labeled as such for playing video games?

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"moral and mental erosion"

Clearly Nguyen Ngoc Dao is a man of considerable wisdom.

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Nguyen Ngoc Dao? I think Nguyen would be the surname, so shouldn't it be Ngoc Dao Nguyen? I believe the article from Thanh Nien News mixed around the surname is because in many asian cultures, the surname comes first, and Thanh Nien News kept the surname first due to it's readers. Kind of like how in anime websites, some of them keep the surname first. Sometimes you see Haruhi Suzumiya, while other times, you see Suzumiya Haruhi.

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Haruhi Suzumiya - great anime!

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In an online game you can say whatever yo uwant with little repercussion, because you can't get punched i nthe face, and os long as it's i nthe rules, so onlien gaming doesn't cause moral and mental decay, just the usual rules of etiquette doen't exavctly apply.

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So really they're nothing morean enablers. Stop blaming the game and start blaming the people!

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Nguyen Van Thuan = Corrupt Censorship Whore

 

 

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Is it me or does he look like he is one Milo & Otis scene away from crying in that picture?

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Oh yes real world corruption and moral decay in the higher classes so lets make it the world look better by preventing the lower classes to have fun.


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